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on the national year of astronomy. the genesis of the book was steve's other book he has done for you and desert photography and astronomy and they have been asking him for years to write a more popular book on astronomy and we decided to do it together. the goal was to inspire people to go to these places. because of the inspiration, steve was at the planetarium as a youngster which you read about in the introduction to the book. mine was the apollo missions to the moon. we want to emphasize you can spark these kids' imaginations early in their lives could lead to a career and an avocation. an interesting career and exciting thing to do. it is a pleasure to go to work every day which not everybody can say. here's a rough map of the eight places we talk about from texas to southern california. we didn't cover mount wilson and los angeles. we cut it off in san diego and some other great places in california. like big bear. we chose to pick these out because they're a natural bunch and something we could imagine you could visit in a matter of about a week if you wanted to do it right and drive to
and a sheer joy in his work. in our world that man is steve jobs. steve jobs dropped out of college. he's an orphan. the guy just came out of nowhere just like howard roark. think what he accomplished. simply because he loves it. he's obsessed with this stuff. this toy is fun to play with. i can't assume to paint a. when he founded apple computer he completely transform the computer industry from a command-and-control mainframe model to individual empowerment desktop model. he made that happen. a few years later he bought an obscure little digital rendering company on fire so when george lucas did to get rid of it called pixar. he had this idea that this could be used to great full-length animated movies. he thought that would be pretty cool. he would like to see a movie like that actually found this guy named john lasseter and to work together on a move that would eventually be called boy story. is that somebody is years on and so much of steve jobs money, he came here to personal bankruptcy fun epic they almost discontinued toys door at the last day. he did a military path and did dea
at booktv. steve early examines the current organizing strategies and structures of many labor unions in the united states. he also reports on internal conflicts of 2008-2010 that according to the author hurt union reputations and angered supporters. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> i want to thank everybody for coming out here tonight. i want to thank the bus boys teen. and it is great teen. in which tonight includes christine taylor from booktv and c-span. i want to thank her for doing the video were. it's going to make the proceedings a little more formal than when we're at the 14th and did an open number with a microphone floating around and many of question period. going to talk about 50 men so they get something, and then we will have to do the questions union convention style. you'll have to line up at the mic back and you're not going to get a chance to speak unless you see the green light go on. i have my figure -- finger on that control. but i hope that when we get to the question period, it will be lively. i know it will be. this to labor series that busboys and poe
debt for being such a good friend. to charles, to steve, you know, i worked at the "washington post," at cnn, i worked at npr. i worked at the hill. these guys are the best, and i am truly grateful to have you as my colleagues, so thank you, very much, and i wanted to -- [applause] also i wanted to say thank you to ed rogers, to shannon green and sheldon green who are here tonight and the hill who is here tonight. you know, steve's touched on this briefly, but there was a moment back then when i thought my career was over, and i thought that, you know, a career that took years to build in washington was going down the tubes fast, and today, many people thought, hey, we're going to a book signing, but, you know, you're here for a celebration. i don't know if they have celebrations at the end of the survivor tv shows, -- [laughter] but this is what it feels like to me. it's like i have my head back above the waves, and i'm standing. you can't get to that point without people who care about you, people who love you, and people who take you aside and tell you when you are wrong and how
an hour. [applause] >> thank you. much, steve. i am a great love for this wonderful institution at the national constitution center. i also want to remind you we have an exhibit upstairs and prosperity hall between diners hall and the main exhibit area on link and then i hope you're okay to take a look at some time in the coming weeks. it is obligatory for persons again in this chair to praise the author and to praise his book. unethically, i think anyone who agrees to perform my role as intraocular hefty genuinely believe that on the other occasions in which i done that, i've done this. but this really is an occasion in which i want to go a little bit over the top because they do think adam is a very special is your hand and this is a very, very national book. as he described adam's career, he really has been at a remarkably early age, a very important public intellectual, speaking to a wide audience about a wide variety of subjects, i think since he graduated from harvard not that long ago. and now, he is undertaken -- it's hard to believe -- by the way, either really ratty co
. we appreciate it. we're always in your debt for being such a good friend to charles and steve i have worked at "the washington post" in npr and on the helper growth and i am truly grateful to have you as my colleague. thank you very much. [applause] i also want to say thank you to ed rogers, shannon and show then and hugo gordon on the hill. touching on this briefly, there was a moment when i thought my career was over. year with a good career that took many years to build was going down the tubes fast. now people thought you were going to a book signing but you are here for a celebration. i don't know if they have that on the survivor tv show with this is what it feels like. [laughter] i have my head above the waves and i am standing. you cannot get to that point* without people who care about your love you for people who tell you who -- how you are wrong. so many tonight are zealous people especially those who are a professional journalist how things go up and down. you never know. tonight, and this is a celebration for me in for love. [applause] you were the best new stood by me.
before antietam there was a peninsula campaign. steve, heir brained or brilliant plan that had a chance at ending the war? is. >> well, mc"closing bell" rand thought it was going to be very much -- he thought the war would be over. his famous letter to lincoln after the failure of the seven days, he had actually drafted before the seven days started, and he was planning to resume the role of commander in chief -- general in chief, i should say. and he expected to be writing this letter from richmond. so he was very optimistic million the seven days, until lee attacked him. >> jim, lee emerged during this campaign almost overnight, it seemed. granny lee became the successful defender of the confederacy. was he a sleeping giant that was allowed to slumber too long by jefferson davis? >> well, no, i don't think so because lee's experience in the first year of the war had been a succession of failure. after he had helped immobilize the virginia troops and then had joined the confederacy when virginia finally did join the confederacy, he had been sent out to deal with the problem in the west
's go, we've got to that the commercial. my commercial is always in my view. all right, steve, lightning round, juan williams. >> unlike charles i will be fairly short. in that sense of the a lot like the panel. i also want to take just a second to congratulate juan for this book. it's an tremendous a competent. everyone knows the story behind what is happening here that unfolds in this narrative, and truly an exceptional story. and again, just underscore, having spent time, i think what about a three-hour dinner up in new york city as it was unfolding. it's i think easy for us and think of it as a story. but at the time it was a truly difficult thing for juan to go through. and do the job he does so well, i think
by sentries and there were no leaks. some think of julian assange as a character from a steve larsen thriller, heyman who could be either a hero or villain in one of those swedish stories that makes hacker counterculture with high-level conspiracy and sex. he has become one of the most famous people in the world. there are four movies in production about julian assange. he is a fast-moving target. he moves through the country when he can. he is eccentric, volatile, an expert computer hacker turned anti secrecy crusaders. bill keller of the new york times said julian assange runs, quote, a secretive cadre of and try it secrecy vigilantes'. he is currently in england fighting extradition to sweden where he is wanted for investigation on charges of sexual assault. his two accusers say he had sex with them at first consentual the but again without using a condom as he promised. he was sent to jail. he was arrested in the u.k. and put in the same victorian prison where oscar wilde served his time. an english court has ordered him extradited to sweden. he is now free on dale and his hearing is set
wages. the republican party builds itself as the white man party. linkdin is debating steve been douglas in the senatorial campaign. the republican party's slogan was vanquished with consolidates catholicism and slavery going hand in hand. i should tell you full disclosure abraham lincoln hated religious bigotry but follow the republican party line because it was very effective among the base. we heard in politics that the base with protestant working men in the small towns in farms and in the midway at -- midwest this resonated to the constituency so it was named under that slogan. >> now we're joined by the director of marketing for dk publishing. please start by telling us what the k publishing is. >> and illustrated reference publisher with offices all over the world and in the u.s. office we handle the distribution -- . >> it looks like you published a lot of the smithsonian bookspan macquarie do program a wonderful partnership in are happy to work with them and have some fantastic books. >> let's start with civil war. >> this is already been doing quite well. it came out this sprin
] >> host: you mentioned the french revolution, i want to read this e-mail that came many from steve of the hollywood conservative forum. he writes about "demonic": >> guest: i am so happy to hear that. thank you, mr. steve whatever his name -- i agree. i love those chapters. and what was interesting when i was writing about the friend of rev -- french revolution was that i have a lot of smart friends, certainly better educated -- i went to public schools -- and so many of them who can tell me detail about, you know, every king of england and russian czars and be what colonial america was like knew almost nothing about the french revolution. and i, therefore, concluded they're hiding it from us. it's a very important contrast, the french revolution, and the american revolution. in fact, i wanted to start with the french revolution chapters and, consistent coincidentally,y hollywood producer friends told me, no, he'd read some of the chapters for him. i can't thank him. i'm the only person who has to check with people so i don't ruin their careers. he said, no, you've got to start wit
. and charles, steve, you know, i've worked at the "washington post," i forgot cnn. i've worked at npr. i've worked at the hill. these guys are the best. i am truly grateful to have you as my colleague. so thank you very much. [applause] >> and i want to also say thank you to ed rogers, shannon green and sheldon greene, who are here tonight. you know, steve just touched on this briefly, but there was a moment back then when i thought my career was over, and i thought that, you know, a career that had taken many careers on 10 years to go to washington, and today many people thought we're going to a book signing but, you know, you're really here for a celebration but i don't know if it celebrations in those survivor tv shows, but this is what it feels like to me. hey, i, head back above the waves, i'm standing. and you can't get to that point without people who care about you, people who love you, and people who take aside and tell you when you're wrong and how to do with the situation and give you kathleen hicks only people entering tonight are my friends, especially those of you who are p
again but investing is steve and i talked about it and looking to about two years away but we definitely explore that option. >> almost everybody that rights into the investigative asks that question when is the next book coming out and they haven't read this one yet. how do you turn it around [inaudible] >> the best way to get to baltimore or baltimore city is part of maryland and that would be the big part of changing, making devotee deal with the consequences of what we created in baltimore and then if you did that and affect people's lives significantly and the power to change things i think you would see substantial change. rather than creating the system of isolation make everybody accountable. i'm sure that will never happen in our lifetime but i think once the interest of the community with a small part of the community you will see substantial changes as long as we can isolate people and right crazy stories about her six murders and create this virtual wall it won't change. but once people are accountable, and for granted maryland pays a lot of taxes to as a kohl supports baltim
on prosecuting cases. um, doug schmidt and steve scherr who beat tommy norman in this trial liked tommy norman. i wasn't particularly friendly toward tommy norman. i didn't describe his style, but if you could imagine -- remember stanley tucci sort of slithering through the devil wore prada? that was kind of tommy's -- tommy would never say "said" if he could say "aver." he was a pretend white house kind of guy with a widow's peak. schmidt and scherr felt so badly for him that they seriously discussed offering him a partnership in their firm. [laughter] they liked, they liked tommy norman. a lot of people around the halls of justice liked tommy norman and were sorry to see that it had all, that he had messed up big time. it sort of wiped out all the accomplishments of the rest of his life. and he's no longer among us. so may he rest in peace. >> we'd like to remind our listening audience that this is a program with the commonwealth club of california, and we're listening to "double play: how dan white got away with murder and changed san francisco" with reporter and author mike weiss. unfortunate
up to the microphone. >> how you doing? >> good. >> steve, two quickies, maybe one for you, mike, and maybe one you both can answer. i'm assuming maybe the whole festival might have been filmed and they trimmed it down to make the movie. if that was the case, because i bought the cd of the hendrix set, anyway that could will be found and put into a movie to see the hendrix set? and the second question, i heard the dead show gig there was a nightmare for them, they played horrible, and there was water on the stage and all that kind of stuff. i thought maybe you could comment on those two things. >> there was water on the stage, that's true. this new boxed set released of dvd of the film has a lot of unreleased footage. >> yeah, i think 18. there's 18 performances never before seen that are -- >> and it's very well done. eddie kramer went in and remixed everything; so that's pretty amazing. the dead did have a horrible time on stage. they had a great time off stage. [laughter] this had a lot to do with why they had a horrible time on stage. also, their sound man was a guy named sta
me about the rejections and god bless steve rob and brown. he noticed the original title for slander was liberals unhinged. it was on amazon even though the book had not been seen by my editor yet. it only existed on my computer. steve ross noticed your book is selling on amazon. but no one would publish it. he published ever since. >> host: when did you start writing? >> guest: probably in kindergarten. very upset about the marshall tax rate. >> host: seriously? >> guest: i am joking. >> host: did you start writing for a school newspaper? i was never on that path though i always like writing. even when i was a lawyer i would run -- i would take weekends off and write for the human life review or a law review. i was arbuckle editor at michigan. i always liked to research and writing better than anything else i was doing. i don't think i was a founding editor but the cornell review conservative newspaper. a lot of conservative newspapers were started by people working for the main campus newspaper and could get something published and started their own newspaper. not us. we heard just
those are the ones like steve jobs to encourages innovation but the army and marine corps are quite too innovative. i don't know how, but the culture does value that. it starts at the top. whoever creates the atmosphere that allows people to step outside their role. if it is the wrong person at the top nobody raises their hand to do anything. >> [inaudible] talk about has the moral values of that nature. and unfortunately although we may be card carrying values for us to define what honor is. but in knowing what it is to save something for ourselves but across pollinating is helpful so to speak but the coach from ohio state, but two. [laughter] [inaudible] but we need to have those conversations among ourselves and even though we may come from different places but have the atheist agnostics and religion perspective, i am not squared away with bad guy up above the pact calls from other soldiers when the rubber hits the road and you are ready to the, one mco who is an atheist he has the army values to follow. >> could you elaborate with your steadies of values and "the warrior ethos." i a
. the level playing field, no. the playing field with steve and people didn't talk so much then about a level playing field. but hamilton did see this as necessary to national security, national cohesion, to union and in the end he in washington did everything they could come including right down hired on american citizens come in a telephone have committed crimes by any stretch of the imagination in order to ensure that kind of unity. not a level playing field. >> was this the first of a series of taxes that he tried to levy on other industries? >> he did end up having to go the other taxes because it became impossible to collect. but he did choose the whiskey business for you series the reasons. i've said this wasn't me a misunderstanding. he just didn't get but the effect is going to be victims of a good nice place to collect tax firm. this particular tax is carefully calibrated. the whiskey business to drive small rebellious westerners on the business and get that piece of the business consolidated. he did work on other projects that were not tax related. he started, probably many of you
schmidt and steve who built the lead could beat him in the trial like tommy norman. i wasn't particularly friendly towards tommy norman. i didn't describe his style but if you can imagine remember stanley, the sort of slithering through fidel for prada? that was kind of tommy's -- she never would say said if he could say aver. he was a very pretentious kind of guy with a widow's peak. he went on working. schmidt and shur felt so badly for him that they seriously discussed offering him a partnership in their firm. [laughter] um, committee like tommy norman. a lot of people are of justice like tommy norman and they were sorry to see that it had all -- that he had messed up big time. is sort of white towel of the accomplishments of the rest of his life. i mean, he's no longer among us. so may he rest in peace. >> we'd like to remind our listening audience this is a program with the commonwealth club of california and we are listening to "double play" house dan white got away with murder and changed san francisco with reporter and author mike weiss. unfortunately we have reached the point in
where his client was george vanderbilt and do some work there and steve off to louisville which was close to asheville and do work on their park system. he was desperate traveling around taking a late-night rail ride and trying to secure his reputation and make sure he left a big lasting legacy figuring if he did enough parks maybe someone would last. >> and writing letters all the time. we have all forgotten these short e-mails at who knows, they will all vanish off of the face of the earth. he wrote thousands of these letters. >> the way i always describe it is it was the nineteenth century, olmstead was very much a sort of man about town. a lot of friends. the best way to describe it is effective of crossed the street he had diarrhea bout it and wrote a variety of letters about it because he was a journalist and several friends either had diary entries or letters that wrote about olmstead crossing the street. created this kind of so many different takes -- to have so many things in his life to the accounting for them and very insightfully and often in very long -- 10 or 15 pa
to 80% of your budget. steve got to get out of that business so it's not economic. the price the people are used to getting the newspapers you have to go on line. maybe you don't have a daily newspaper, in its bitter three days a week. maybe one day a week and an online business and then your costs are way down because you are no longer delivering these things every day, and sometimes they aren't even looking at it. so if you to take it and you also have to go on the business side of it and quit selling said coats and abs and start selling people. how do you want to reach we got the data. how're you going to get them there? how do you reach your audience, that's what we have to become, newspapers have to become modern formation companies. the help people that our business and where ever get their message across to the people in the audience. we do know the audience and we have to figure that out. i don't know if that is the answer but it's a helluva lot better than sitting here and watching everything go to hell in a handbasket. >> my last question is about methodology and writing the b
the hotels and resorts and all the military bases, you know, there's a writer i really like named steve erickson who once wrote that the two great contribution of the american civilization our annihilation and fun. [laughter] he was writing that about las vegas in a piece about, you know, all the old nuclear tests that were done in the nevada desert, but i think that metric applies to hawaii as well. but then on the other hand, it is still so much to often a sovereign independent country it once was. the language, even english speakers, people who take it don't speak hawaiian, words are peppered into normal talk if you're going to ask directions from someone, they would tell you to go malka r. mckay, not the towards the mounds or mckay towards the ocean. and it is such a singular place. and it still has so many vestiges of its singular culture that it is kind of lost in a way. that's why -- like i have a friend who he's a teacher and i was speaking to him and some of his colleagues, and is talking about something and it's butchering his name, and the pronunciation, and i made, i just ha
and probably the one steve jobs and that kind to encourage this kind of innovation, but actually i think in my experience the army and the marine corps in the army we've got are quite innovative and really are -- i don't know how they do it, but the culture does value that. again, it starts at the top. whoever brings it, creates the atmosphere that allows people to step outside. nobody does anything. it's a tough question. that's for sure. >> [inaudible] in the last month i go on over [inaudible] and things of that nature and virtually stand down briefings where i would ask the question and also we may be card-carrying orange all you people, it's very difficult for the squad level soldier to define what honor is. you're not coming into the army knowing what honor is, so for us to define it for ourselves to get something like this to put it together is very important. having the conversation with soldiers cross pollinating so to speak is very helpful in using the examples. the people like the folks from ohio state are successful and thankfully our society [inaudible] [laughter] [inaudible] to d
though? >> no, because they didn't -- [laughter] >> damn, we lost to the steve harvey show! >> peabody, bet -- >> they're both very important. >> if i could just follow up on that. it's really difficult with a big network. and, you know, as someone who was fairly young in the business, it was extremely difficult to fight the corporate overlords. i mean, especially when it gets into race and something that's controversial, i mean, what sponsors want to see is a racial -- least is a racial controversy around the show. so it was, i mean, i have to say it was extremely difficult, and i have -- i mean, what really bothered me was how so many of the kind of corporate media tv execs, they really underestimate the black audience. i had a top executive sit me down and say verbatim, that's not ready. and it was just really disheartening to think that they have it in their minds that we can only digest this kind of information and we're not smart enough, particularly young people, to get the irony or the sarcasm. they won't understand, they're going to be offended. and t really disheartening. i w
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